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J. Douglas Peters

Medical malpractice Attorney at Detroit, MI

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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 48 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 25 years
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About J.

Learn J.’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    80%
    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Litigation. nationally recognized for his work in medical malpractice, especially in the areas of obstetrics/gynecology and cerebral palsy. His early work on the DES cases helped him implement ground-breaking judicial procedures in the multistate mass litigation known as Toxic Shock Syndrome, a tampon related disease.

    49 years, 560 cases

  2. Litigation
    10%
    Complex Litigation, Mass Torts, eg. Baush & Lomb, National Class counsel. Budget Rent-A-Car, lead class Counsel. BASF magnetic Tape, Co-Lead Class Counsel. GM Pistson Slap MDL, Co-Lead Class Counsel

    49 years, 24 cases

  3. Aviation
    5%
    Northwest Airlines Flight 255 Crash Case, Korean Airlines Crash Case,Comair Airlines Crash Case, Pan American Flight 103

    43 years, 6 cases

  4. Class action
    5%
    Drug and Product recall Litigation, Diethyelstilbestrol, Silicone Gel Breast Implants, Fen-Phen Litigation, Omniflox, Bextra, Zimmer Knee Implants, Depuy Hip Implants, Digitek, Rezulin.

    49 years, 35 cases

J. Douglas Peters is a shareholder in the firm of CHARFOOS & CHRISTENSEN, P.C. He has been nationally recognized for his work in medical malpractice, especially in the areas of obstetrics/gynecology and cerebral palsy. His early work on the DES cases helped him implement ground-breaking judicial procedures in the multistate mass litigation known as Toxic Shock Syndrome, a tampon related disease. Mr. Peters joined the firm in 1975 after serving as executive director of the Fourth Ohio Area Professional Standards Review Organization, a federal agency which set the standards for medical care reimbursed by the nation's healthcare programs. His special areas of practice are obstetric malpractice, anesthesia malpractice, aviation litigation and mass disaster cases. He has been involved in numerous million dollar recoveries in these fields.

J. Douglas Peters's official biography appears in Who's Who in America. He enjoys basketball, tennis and is married to a special education teacher.

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Location

Charfoos & Christensen, P.C.
5510 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI, 48202

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Posted by Lawrence | December 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could have done much better
Back in 1998 I ended up in the hospital in a coma. While I was in a coma someone at the hospital left that "rubber band" torniquet around my right arm. The torniquet they put around your arm when they draw blood. Made my lose the use of my right hand from never damage caused by leaving the torniquet on my arm over night. Long story short. I ended up with Mr Peters law firm. At first he would tell me I had a solid case. His law firm is not known for taking small fry cases. Mr Peters was not proactive with my case, after 5 years he tells he the neurologist I was seeing was not board certified and his testimony has no bearing. I felt like WTH, why wouldn't you have advised me to see a board certified doctor to begin with? Then settlement conference day he sends an associate attorney who just wanted to settle the case. Permanent lose of my hand, I only grossed $120k, $67 after everyone took their cut! Mr. Peters could have done much better, but I guess I was a small fry.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor
  • Wayne State University Shool of Medicine
  • 1978 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Charfoos & Christensen, P.C.
  • 1975 - Present
  • Legal Director
  • Michigan Medical Schools Counsel of Deans
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Executive Director, Professional Standards Review Organization
  • US Government
  • 1974 - 1975
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Education

  • University of Toledo,
  • J.D.
  • 1975
  • University of New Hampshire
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jane Doe as conservator for Son V Michigan Hospital & Physician
  • $1.9 Million Dollar Settlement
  • Jane Doe V Food Manufacturer and Food Retailer
  • $850,000.00 settled prior to trial

Associations

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • 1977 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • 1977 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
  • commerical Law Arbitrator
  • 1975 - Present
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Practical Lawyer ALI-ABA
  • Assoicate Editor
  • 1978 - 1994
  • American Lung Assoication
  • Board of Directors
  • 1978 - 1982
  • Committee on Medicolegal Problems, State Bar of Michigan
  • Chairman and Vice Chairman
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Law Medicine and Health Care
  • Associate Editor
  • 1976 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Who's Who in America
  • Marquis Publications
  • N/A
  • Honorary Fraternity of Legal Writers
  • SCRIBES
  • N/A

Publications

  • Arcadia Publishing Co.
  • Motor City Rock and Roll: The 1960's and 1970's
  • 2008
  • Health Administration Press
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology and The Law
  • 1984
  • Health Administration Press
  • Anesthesiology and the Law
  • 1983
  • Health Administration Press
  • The Law of Medical Practice in Michigan
  • 1981
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse J.
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Peters on a number of cases and he is extraordinarily gifted and talented as an attorney. His legal knowlege and instincts are the best I have ever seen. He is also wonderfully compassionate with clients. He communicates with them promptly and always has time to thoroughly and patiently answer their questions. He truly is a "Super Lawyer.""
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a member in good standing of the state of Michigan Bar. I have known Mr. Peters on a professional basis for more than thirty years. Over the years, I have called upon him to handle scores of tort cases on behalf of my clients as well as for members of my own family. Mr. Peters is known throughout the legal community as a pre-eminent medical malpractice litigator, representing chiefly injured parties and in some tragic cases, their survivors. He has authored many medical/legal treatises and dozens of articles on a wide range of legal issues. He has obtained many seven-figure verdicts and settlements for his clients and has also handled class actions involving defective medical devices. I can state without hesitation that Douglas Peters is one of the very best tort lawyers in the midwest."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with"
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Detroit Medical malpractice Lawyer J. Douglas Peters
J. Douglas Peters
Medical malpractice Attorney
Detroit, MI
Licensed for 48 years